US rebuffs China’s attempt to play a role in governing the Arctic

Washington Examiner published an article titled, “US rebuffs China’s attempt to play a role in governing the Arctic”. The article reads in part as follows:

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will have a terse message for China at an upcoming meeting of the Arctic Council: Stand down.

 “There are Arctic states and there are non-Arctic states,” a senior State Department official said this week. “The eight Arctic states conduct governance of the Arctic region, and we reject attempts by non-Arctic states to claim a role in this process.”

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